Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Aachen/Germany

18 February 2019

Ph.D. Student in Aachen/Germany

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The project
Neuronal transduction and signaling processes are essential for our nervous system. Yet, their evolution is not well known. The aim of this project, which is funded by the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF), is to analyze the function of a class of diverse ion channels in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis, a model organism with completely sequenced genome. Using state of the art genetic, molecular and functional techniques, this work will be pursued in close collaboration with the group of Yehu Moran at Hebrew University, Israel. You will use different electrophysiological methods, in particular two-electrode voltage clamp, to functionally characterize the ion channels. You will be part of a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary, international team working on this project.

Your profile
- You have a MSc degree (or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry or a related subject
- You have a strong interest in ion channel research and in molecular mechanisms of neuronal processes
- You have practical experience in basic lab techniques, e.g. molecular biology. Experience in electrophysiology, ideally with two-electrode voltage clamp, will be appreciated
- You are highly motivated, engaged and excited to work alongside an international team
- You are proficient in spoken and written English

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments wili be made on merit.

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3 years
RWTH Aachen University

Contact Information

Stefan Gründer
Uniklinik RWTH Aachen
Institute of Physiology
Pauwelsstr. 30
D-52074 Aachen

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